Drinkinbrews (35) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Regardless of the reputation this beer has, as a long time drinker of overall cheap brews, hereís what i have to say about Steel Reserve. First off, i wish iíd of started buying this beer sooner, as it undoubtedly gives you the best "bang" for your buck. At $2.19 per four pack of pint cans, it canít be beat in terms of price. Upon opening a can, youíre instantly overwhelmed by a heavily malty scent, completely overpowering any hops that may actually be in this beer. The head pours very weak and thin, and the beer is very pale in appearance. At 8.1% alcohol, you will definitley be feeling it after 2 of these. Taste is extremely malty and comparable to most other low quality/cheap brews, only with an extreme touch of malt.
Overall, i donít think itís as bad as itís made out to be, and i can see myself buying it regularly when in a financial pinch, as it does get the job done very well.
ordybill (151) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 24 OZ can into a tulip glass (I know, opposite ends of the spectrum). This is not a bad beer, it is t=stigmatized for being a gas station malt liquor but it is pretty good and it has a real smooth flavor and palate. if you are not a malt liquor drinker but would like to experience a fairly good beer I would try this or a Colt 45.
shanoknowsfood (54) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 8, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can @ a neighborís house. Not sure if I should even give a review on this...because I had just had two Optimators and was pretty buzzed by the time I tried this brew.
To me it tasted like a sour fruity Belgian ale...which I donít like.
I donít drink very often and was blasted by the time I finished it.
ffaoe (251) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
light malt aroma. golden and clear with fast fading head. taste is just bad, enough said
bubblehouse (508) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pretty damn nasty. Almost disgustingly sweet. Looks as bad as it taste. How you could ever drink this other than to try it I will never know.
Strangebrewer (903) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
can. Poured clear gold with a just a wisp of a white head. Aroma is sweet with alcohol present. Medium-light body, thick buttery mouthfeel. Flavour of light malt, corn syrup, with some alcohol at the end.
tricyclist (858) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Itís so terrible... Heavy corn sweetness and... Ugh, itís like a corn milkshake. I honestly couldnít finish my 24oz can, but I may give it another try next time. Doubtful though
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grainy with some flavor of high corn sugars and low malts, highly alcoholic with little substance
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slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
"Slummin with this 24 ounce can on the cheap. Smells and tastes of corn and alcohol, with a very light hop bitterness. The abv makes it a little abrasive, but itís not like that wasnít expected. Shoulda had this when I was in high school - woulda loved it!"
Frizzell87 (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
I am a Malt Liqueur drinker as well as I enjoy craft beers. SR is not for everyone. It tastes below average. It is thick, it is offensive but it will send you to Buzzville very fast. 3 will get you drunk. If taste is your thing, stay away from this one because you will be disappointed. If getting a solid buzz or down right drunk is your goal....you just met a friend. I would go with AB Natty Daddy over this one if you are looking for a solid buzz with a decent malt taste,
Bulk_Carrier (2281) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a clear yellow color with no head no matter how many times Iíve poured this. Fast rising carbonation is seen.
The smell was sugary sweet.
So was the taste adding some booze.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a not so good sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp.
Overall, it might be a malt liquor but Iím still not into it.